When Vuitton Met KusamaPosted: July 10, 2012
Since Yayoi Kusama and Marc Jacobs (Louis Vuitton creative director) first met in her Tokyo studio in 2006, the long-awaited collaboration the fashion and art industry have desired for is finally here. The collection first hit stores yesterday, as it was unveiled at the Louis Vuitton store on Fifth Avenue in New York City. The collaboration between the 83 year old Japanese designer, Yayoi Kusama and Louis Vuitton has quickly become the talk around town, especially after the recent exhibition of Kusama’s work at the Tate Modern in London, which will open at the Whitney Museum of American Art later this week.
So what can be expected from the ‘Infinitely Kusama’ range? Kusamas trademark polka-dots of course! They can be found in everything and anything in the collaboration with Louis Vuitton, you can take your pick from dresses, leggings, coats, jewellery, bags, shoes, sunglasses and in various bright colours! If you are worrying about spending the money on something you may only wear a few times, there is no need to panic, as there’s also a fabulous raincoat which can be worn throughout the year (especially in this British weather!) In my opinion, there is nothing more fun than timeless polka-dots. It takes you right back to the 50’s, but with a fresh take.
What did Marc Jacobs, who has a love for art as well as fashion, have to say about working with the legendary artist Kusama? “It’s very much a true collaboration…there’s the Vuitton monogram and the spots of Kusama. Both of them are endless, timeless and forever.”
But be aware, you have to be quick! The limited-edition collection is only available in a few spots around the world for now—New York, Paris and the second collection will hit London’s Selfridges on the 24th August. What are you waiting for?